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Have you ever wondered what cake decorating you would use for your child’s birthday to make it stand out? Here are some cake decorating ideas to spice up the cake and the occasion. There are several types of cake that you can make.
First, you may decide to make a candy land cake. You begin by making a standard sheet cake using the flavor that your child loves best. Use a rectangular pan for this. You may want to fashion the cake decorating to resemble a game board using a candy land game board. This game features iced gingerbread men, peppermints, licorice sticks, colored gumdrops, circus peanuts, and chocolate candies. You can either look for these items and buy them or use construction paper to make your own by stapling them or taping them to a popsicle stick to stand it up in the cake.
Almost all young girls love dolls. Surprisingly even some older ones do. It is not surprising therefore to discover that doll cakes are very popular with girls. Use a metallic, oven-safe bowl for baking the cake. Allow the cake to cool down sufficiently before placing it on a cake board that you have prepared for this. Place the cake at the center of the board such that the widest part of the cake is on the cake. Using a butter knife create a hollow spot in the top of the cake where you will insert the doll’s legs. The cake will form part of the doll’s dress. Insert a clean undressed doll in the cake after wrapping its legs in a plastic wrap. Insert the doll up to the waist line. Now ice the cake and the doll creating the impression of a fully dressed doll. In case you are interested you can buy accents in supermarkets to add more jazz to the dress.
Race Car Cake
While girls are interested, boys are fascinated by racing cars. Start off by baking two cakes. The first one should be in the form of a loaf. The second one should be in a rectangular pan. Remove the cakes from the pans after ensuring that they have completely cooled down. The loaf is supposed to look like a car. To achieve this, cut it in an arch – to look like the top of a car. Frost the sheet cake and then place the loaf cake on it. The cut loaf cake should be centered on the sheet cake. Apply a different icing color on the car (loaf cake). Popular colors for racing cars are red and blue. You can also apply more decorations on the car. These are available from local stores or supermarkets. You can use icing of a different color to outline the doors and windows on the car. Alternatively you can use string licorice for this. The final part is the tires. Use chocolate doughnuts for the tires. There you have it. A little boy would be thrilled.
These ideas break the monotony of standard cake decorations by providing new themes. Though simple in nature they can create an exciting atmosphere in a children’s birthday party.
Cake decorating for adults are a bit different than those you would do for a kids party. It doesn’t mean they need to be boring or ugly. Below are some great ideas for adult cakes that are fun to make and fun to eat.
Crunchie Rice Cake
In 2 square cake pans, make 2 batches of rice cereal treats according to the recipe found on the back of the box of cereal. When they have cooled, do not cut the treats, take them from the pans like they are.
Cover the top of the first layer with icing, and then a layer of chocolate chips, and a second layer of icing, and then a layer of multicolored sprinkles, and a third layer of icing. Place the second layer of the crunchie cake on top and frost the whole thing as you would a normal cake. Place a layer of colored chocolate candy on the top. You can even put the name of the recipient in candy. This is a whimsical cake that can be used for adults or children.
Over the Hill Graveyard Cake
Bake two cake mixes in a roasting pan. Make a gray icing with 2 drops of green and red food coloring and mixing it with white icing. Turn the cake out on a cake board ice the entire cake with this icing. Line a sidewalk with thin black licorice, and dot candy corn along the outside edges. Rectangular cookies can be iced with a darker gray icing. These can be used as gravestones. You can find gummy skeletons at Halloween, or make your own out of toothpicks and use jelly beans for heads. Ghosts can be made from cotton balls, but you need to make sure no cotton gets in the icing you may want to make some out of construction paper and stick them on a popsicle stick. That might be a good idea for the skeletons too.
Ball and Chain Birthday cake
This is a great idea if commissioned by a husband or wife. Bake two round cakes and let them cool completely. Remove the cakes from the pans. Cover the top of one cake with the recipient’s favorite fruit pie filling. Place the second layer on top and ice the entire cake. Buy a bag of small cake donuts and frost them the same as you did the cake. On the cake board place one of the doughnuts up against the bottom of the cake. Follow this with several other doughnuts to make a chain. You can add different decorations on the cake, or leave it plain, it’s up to you.
No matter what theme you choose, the cake decorating will be appreciated by the person having the birthday. Make sure you add candles and bring a cake server when you attend the party. Every time you make a cake and decorate it, you are honing your cake decorating skills and the more practice you get, the better you will be at cake decorating.